Thursday, 2 July 2015

Justice Denied No More

Dignity for Disability is proud to report the passage of an historic Bill through the South Australian Parliament today. The legislation enshrines improvements in the justice system for people with disabilities and forms part of the Disability Justice Plan. "Not...

Wednesday, 1 July 2015

AUSLAN Interpreter for Declared Emergencies

Changes made today by the Government will ensure relevant government agencies use an accredited Australian Sign Language interpreter for all live televised warnings, or major public information press conferences issued for declared emergencies. The State Emergency Management Plan has been...

Wednesday, 1 July 2015

Signed, Sealed, Delivered: South Australian Auslan policy

Dignity for Disability has welcomed the State Government’s announcement today that sign language interpretation will now be an integral part of TV broadcasts related to emergency situations. An amendment has been made to the State Emergency Management Plan (SEMP) to...

Thursday, 18 June 2015

A Beige Budget of Opportunity Lost

Dignity for Disability welcomes some measures in today’s Budget, supporting the disability-related tax reform changes announced but has concern about the failure to address South Australia’s ever-growing disability services unmet needs list. Overall, it’s a disappointing Budget which does not...

Wednesday, 17 June 2015

MAC Attack: Urgent Review Required for Injured Motorists

Independent MLC John Darley, supported by Dignity for Disability MLC Kelly Vincent, is calling for a Parliamentary Committee to report on the impacts of the Lifetime Support Scheme and the Compulsory Third Party Insurance scheme on persons injured in motor...

Wednesday, 3 June 2015

Education Committee for South Australia – so Students can Thrive, not just Survive

Dignity for Disability has today enjoyed unanimous support from the Labor Government, Liberal Opposition and minor parties to establish a Select Committee to investigate the experience of students with disabilities in the South Australian education system. The demand for this...

Monday, 25 May 2015

Where’s the Accessibility in Adelaide City Council’s Pimp my Shopfront Scheme?

Dignity for Disability MLC Kelly Vincent has slammed the Adelaide City Council’s pimp my shopfront scheme, saying that aesthetically pleasing shopfronts should be a secondary consideration to access. "It’s a slap in the face that the Adelaide City Council (ACC)...

Thursday, 21 May 2015

Soft Bigotry of Low Expectation

Dignity for Disability MLC Kelly Vincent will tomorrow host a public forum in Parliament House to discuss access to the education system for students with disabilities. This follows reports from parents that students with disabilities are regularly being suspended, or...

Sunday, 8 March 2015

No Matter When; No Matter Where, Disability Rights are Human Rights

Dignity for Disability MLC Kelly Vincent claims International Women’s Day as a day to demand more recognition and rights for women with disability, both in Australia and overseas, calling on the Commonwealth Government to hold true to a 2013 promise...

Wednesday, 25 February 2015

Renovating the Transforming Health Process: Fences Before Ambulances

Dignity for Disability MLC Kelly Vincent’s motion on Delivering Transforming Health has passed the South Australian Legislative Council with resounding support this evening. "Our motion focused on areas of rehabilitation, mental health and communication, but the whole process of how...

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